The appointment of Kent’s new Vice Lord Lieutenant, Richard Oldfield, of Doddington, near Sittingbourne, was announced in the London Gazette on 27 September 2011.
Mr Oldfield, who was High Sheriff in 2008-9, was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in August 2011.
As Vice Lord Lieutenant, he supports the Lord Lieutenant, The Viscount De L’Isle MBE.
He is married to Amicia de Moubray, a journalist, and since 1983 has lived at Doddington Place, whose garden is open to the public. He has three children.
Mr Oldfield is a Trustee of Canterbury Cathedral Trust, whose appeal committee he chairs, and of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity; and is also President of Demelza House Children’s Hospice. Until stepping down this month he was a Trustee of Leeds Castle Foundation.
He is Chairman of Oldfield Partners, an investment management firm, and of Oxford University Endowment Management; a Director of Witan Investment Trust plc, and former Director of Mercury Asset Management plc. Simple but not easy, his book about investing, was published in June 2007.
Of Mr Oldfield’s appointment, Lord De L’Isle said: “I am delighted that Richard is becoming Vice Lord-Lieutenant. He is already well known across the County and I look forward to both of us serving Kent.”
Mr Oldfield said: “I am honoured to be appointed by Lord De L’Isle and look forward to supporting him in his work as Lord Lieutenant.”